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The IIA's 2012 Charlie Award Winners

A Team Effort!
IIA and Internal Auditor magazine staff proudly show off their nine awards from the Florida Magazine Association. Pictured L-R: Editor in Chief Anne Millage, Production Manager Gretchen Gorfine, IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers, Managing Editor Dave Salierno, Senior Editor Shannon Steffee, and Associate Managing Editor Tim McCollum.

Internal Auditor Magazine Carries Away Nine Awards from Florida Magazine Association

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla., USA — Internal Auditor magazine was once again recognized by the Florida Magazine Association (FMA) for its editorial and design excellence. Published by The Institute of Internal Auditors’ global headquarters in Altamonte Spring, Fla., the magazine was honored with nine awards during FMA’s Charlie Awards Gala on Friday, August 17.

“We were excited to win the top award in all three ‘best overall’ categories this year,” said Editor in Chief Anne Millage. “We recently redesigned the magazine and revamped its content and it’s so gratifying to be recognized for our efforts.”

The Charlie Award is given to the first-place entry in each category. Internal Auditor was recognized in the “Trade/Technical” category for:

Charlie AwardBest Overall

Best Overall Magazine
Charlie Award

Best Overall Writing
Charlie Award

Best Overall Design
Charlie Award

Writing Excellence

Best Editorial/Commentary
Charlie Award - “How Do You Measure Success?” by Mike Jacka, CIA, CPCU, CFE, CPA

Best Department
Silver Award – Update (news section)

Design Excellence

Best Feature Design
Charlie Award – “A Barrage of Regulations”

Best Illustration – Association & Trade/Technical
Silver Award – Navigating Risk Management (June 2011)

Best Cover
Charlie Award – February 2012, Fire Fighting (first cover of a complete redesign of the magazine)
Bronze Award – April 2012, A Barrage of Regulations

Internal Auditor magazine continues to evolve with its new modern design and enhanced online presence, as well as a new app allowing readers to access its relevant and fresh content wherever and whenever,” said IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers, CIA, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA. “It’s one of The IIA’s crown jewels and our editorial staff and designers continue to impress me. I’m extremely proud to lead an organization that produces such a widely read, world-class professional publication.”

Charlie award entries, all from within the state of Florida, are judged by publishing professionals from across the country, including Kevin Amorim of Newsday, Beverly Beckham of the Boston Globe, Berkley Hudson of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Jeffrey Seglin of the Harvard Kennedy School, and Matt Strelecki of Meredith Corp., as well as many others. More than 700 entries were submitted this year. Formed in 1954, FMA is the largest state magazine association in the nation, comprising more than 200 publishing professionals.

Internal Auditor is read by nearly 100,000 people around the world. Its mission is to arm internal audit practitioners with the cutting-edge information and practices they need to do their jobs today and tomorrow. The editorial staff includes: Publisher Eugene O’Neill, Editor in Chief Anne Millage, Managing Editor David Salierno, Associate Managing Editor Tim McCollum, Senior Editor Shannon Steffee, Publications Editor Allison Cain, and Production Manager Gretchen Gorfine. Art direction is provided by Yacinski Design LLC. Numerous IIA volunteers and internal audit practitioners provide editorial content. Internal Auditor is also reviewed by The IIA's Publications Advisory Committee as well as a larger Editorial Advisory Board, both of which consist of internal audit professionals and academics from around the world.